Regis Rally By Blanchet For 73-61 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Regis Boys Basketball team just brought the heat and kept it dialed up against Blanchet Catholic Tuesday night on the road, defeating the Cavailers 73-61 in the process.  And the biggest point of interest, the momentum swing, came in the second quarter in what was neck-to-neck game coming…

Blanchet Catholic Pulls Away In Second Half Against Culver

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Something just clicked for the Blanchet Catholic Girls Basketball team in the second half in their (score) win over Culver Thursday. The defense was there, so was the offense, in the first half as they led the Bulldogs of Central Oregon 21-15 at the break.  But they turned on…

Santiam Finds A Way Again, Defeats Blanchet 65-55

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– The Santiam-Blanchet Catholic Boys Basketball game Tuesday night was just one of those classic back-and-forth games that came down to the wire with the Wolverines hanging on for their sixth-straight Tri-River Conference victory in the process following the 65-55 victory. Santiam led 14-12 and 31-25 going into the…

Western Christian Girls Pull Away In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic held up the Western Christian offense pretty fantastically in Friday’s Tri-River Conference game at home. Studying film and the Pioneers plays through that to identify how they were going to get the ball to their shooters for points at the end of the possession. Normally a second half…

Maza, Blanchet Spoils Courtney’s Lions Home Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Blanchet’s Daniel Maza has been on a tear two games into his senior season with the Cavaliers.  The guard’s offseason work is paying off in many ways as he scored 39 points Wednesday night against Valley Catholic in Blanchet’s tough 69-60 in their season opener and duplicated that once more…

Blanchet Girls Basketball Gets First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Blanchet Catholic Girls Basketball team rebounded well from the press defense of Valley Catholic on Wednesday as they jumped out to a 32-13 halftime lead on 1A’s Willamette Valley Christian of Brooks Thursday night at home. The Warriors came out a lot more soundly and physical than they did…

Dayton, Blanchet Gridlock In League Matchup 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Blanchet Catholic Boys Soccer team took advantage of Dayton’s slow start to get a quick goal in the opening ten minutes before the Pirates settled back down in Wednesday’s 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 match at Blanchet. The goal, by Geovanni Escobar, proved to be the lone goal in…

Blanchet Holds Off Kennedy In Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those starts to a volleyball game that you would’ve seen coming, a 25-0 score. Blanchet did just that to open their Tri-River Conference game with Kennedy in their  25-0, 18-25, 25-27, 25-19, 15-11 win. Having to withstand the Trojans rally to edge Kennedy on their…

Blanchet Falls To Delphian/Willamina In League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic freshman Christian Orozco was called into duty to fill-in at goalkeeper Wednesday afternoon in the Cavaliers 3/A2A/1A Special District 2 league opener against Delphian/Willamina. Despite their 0-4 record, all losses to the top teams in the State of Oregon in Westside Christian,Riverdale, Oregon Episcopal and Catlin Gable, the…

Blanchet Sweeps East Linn For Season Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With a good mixture of youth like with the two freshmen in Lindsay Arritola and Irene Rocha to go with their experience as in Abby Weber and Lily Castaneda, the Blanchet Catholic opened up their season and first game back in 2A with a win.  A 25-19, 25-10, 25-14…

Kowalski The Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  It wasn’t too long ago that Blanchet’s Spencer Kowalski had stepped into the starting Quarterback role for the Cavs Football team. The bright lights of that April, 2021 night against Corbett was something else as he stepped in for Sam Schindler against the Cardinals that night.  A role and…

Wrapping Up Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  After receiving first team All-Conference as a sophomore in the 2A/1A Special District 3 league, Jefferson’s Nayeli Hart has been back at it this Summer in preparation for her junior season as Hart played the Summer with the West Salem Titans 16U squad. Sunday was their final game of…